Australia: Copyright - Secondary Infringement by Authorization - Hyper-Linking

Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2007

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 298

6 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2007  

Jason John Bosland

University of Melbourne; University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law

Robin W. Wright

Swinburne University of Technology; University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law

Abstract

Comments on the Australian Full Federal Court judgment in Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper on whether a website proprietor committed secondary copyright infringement by authorizing infringement, if the website contained hyper-links to copyright recorded music, which the website users downloaded without the copyright proprietor's consent. Discusses whether the website proprietor had the power to prevent copyright infringement. Considers whether the website was designed specifically to facilitate the unlawful downloading of music.

Keywords: hyperlink, copyright, music, Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bosland, Jason John and Wright, Robin W., Australia: Copyright - Secondary Infringement by Authorization - Hyper-Linking. ; U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 298. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1032757

Jason John Bosland (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Australia

University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law ( email )

Victoria 3010
Australia

Robin W. Wright

Swinburne University of Technology ( email )

Cnr Wakefield and William Streets, Hawthorn Victor
3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
Australia

University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law ( email )

Victoria 3010
Australia

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